The Great Northern

Following US‑2 through wide-open spaces is guaranteed to bring new meaning to the expression “getting away from it all.”


The Great Lakes State

There are two main routes across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (the “U.P.”), which stretches for nearly 300 miles between Canada and Wisconsin, wedged between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Between Ironwood in the west and Sault Ste. Marie on the Canadian border in the east, you can choose US-2 along the north shore of Lake Michigan or the slightly more direct option, Hwy-28, which runs near the south shore of Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Either way takes most of a day, and this is not a place to try to make up time.

Map of the Great Northern through Michigan.

Map of the Great Northern through Michigan.